The Unspoken


In a change to the scheduled programming, instead of promoting publications from Spectral, we would like to point you in the direction of a charity anthology called The Unspoken. It’s edited by Willie Meikle and has been published by Karoshi Books. In case you’re wondering, it’s an anti-cancer anthology, with proceeds going to cancer research charities. Why are we telling you about this?  Simply because it is full of some of the best writers around, plus Simon Marshall-Jones, the editor of Spectral, has provided the cover painting (image above) – just take a look at this:

“Cancer is a monster. It hides, it lurks, and it pounces when you think it’s down and defeated. In these 17 stories, established horror writers take the attack to the beast, fighting it the only way they know how.

Ramsey Campbell – Introduction
Tim Lebbon – Just Breathe
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Photographs of Boden
Steven Savile & Steve Lockley – The Last Gift
John Shirley – Where the Market’s Hottest
Anna Taborska – Underbelly
Stephen James Price – Pages of Promises
Scott Nicholson – Heal Thyself
Stephen Laws – Harbinger
William Meikle – The Unfinished Basement
Nancy Kilpatrick – Alien Love
David Riley – A Girl, a Toad and a Cask
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
Johnny Mains – The Cure
Guy N Smith – The Big One
Pete Crowther – Cankerman
Steve Duffy – X for Henrietta
Gary McMahon – Bitter Soup

Edited by William Meikle
Cover art by Simon Marshall Jones”

You can buy The Unspoken here.

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